JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major businesses, investment funds and government agencies as legal counsel on important transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.
Our firm provides a diverse range of opportunities for talented, enthusiastic people to develop brilliant legal careers.
Our news and media coverage including major transaction announcements, practitioner appointments and team expansions.
We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
We support a number of organisations through sponsorships.
Jan is a leading employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of employment and workplace relations law as well as discrimination law, remuneration and benefits, and superannuation.
She advises clients across a broad range of industries, including transport, information technology, education, media, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and retail.
Leading corporates and multinationals go to Jan for advice on their most sensitive or complex matters, including major corporate reorganisations and restructures, senior executive appointments and separations, complex workplace investigations, and workforce transformation projects.
Jan has experience handling complex employment claims and disputes, including representing clients in significant litigation before courts, the Fair Work Commission and anti-discrimination tribunals. Jan has niche expertise in workplace training, including delivering presentations at board and senior management level.
Clients praise Jan for being a "very thorough and responsive lawyer, who gives concise briefings and appropriate advice", Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014.
Advising on employment aspects of organisational restructures, drafting template employment documents, defending claims brought before the Fair Work Commission, and proceedings before the Federal Court of Australia and State Supreme Courts.
Assisting Unilever on employment aspects of its successful acquisition of T2, a premium Australian tea business, including transfer of employees.
Advising on corporate reorganisations and structures, representation in relation to claims and legal proceedings brought by former employees.
Conducting an investigation into allegations of bullying and advising on related disciplinary aspects and successfully resolving all claims.
Advising on enforcement of post-employment restraints and non-solicitation obligations, acting in relation to injunction proceedings and successfully negotiating undertakings.
Ranked as a leading employment lawyer
‘Jan Dransfield is approachable, practical and thoughtful in her advice. She always sees the bigger picture and her strategic thinking and problem solving is exceptional'
Listed as a leading lawyer in employee benefits law
Listed as a leading lawyer in occupational health and safety law
Recognised as a leading lawyer in labour and employment law
Jan Dransfield "is fantastic to deal with and is always calm, practical, commercial and great at strategising. She is always thinking ahead"
Clients highlight department head Jan Dransfield for being a "very thorough and responsive lawyer, who gives concise briefings and appropriate advice"
Practice head Jan Dransfield "always has the ability to get the right result"
Recognised as Sydney employee benefits lawyer of the year
Jan "is an excellent litigator and handles complex litigious matters calmly and strategically"
On 9 December 2020, the Attorney General tabled a new bill (the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020) which proposes significant changes to the Fair...
The High Court of Australia handed down its much awaited decision about personal leave entitlements in Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd v AMWU & Ors and Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations v AMWU ...
Last week the Australian Government announced a three step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.